Photo of Matt

As a self-taught photographer, Matt helps to share the art which already exists both above, and beneath the surface of the oceans, and transforms it into tangible imagery which allow the observer to be transported to another place, and even taste salt water.

Beginning as an underwater photographer and working on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Matt’s portfolio had since expanded to include works from around the globe, including above-ground landscape photography, street photography, and informal portraits.

Matt’s almost minimalist approach to his work invites the viewer to adopt a neutral mind, and be absorbed by the image.  They evoke a powerful, yet humbling emotion which calibrates the senses, and creates wonder in the mind.

This selection of images invites the viewer to take a breath and transition into an unknown environment.

Matt has been represented by The Channon Gallery in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Left Bank Gallery of the Gold Coast, had his work published on the cover of leading surf magazines, and had great success providing artwork for commercial clients.

His backyard is the east coast of Australia, yet, he continues to travel around the globe on a continual search for inspiration.


Fine Art Prints

All works are printed on an archival cotton rag paper by a certified Canson print lab.  Every Matt Shepherd print is signed and numbered from an edition of 12.

Location photography

Get in touch to book Matt for a commercial or personal project

Framed Artwork

Matt can organise custom framing for individual works by appointment.